St Boswells Primestock Sale

31st August 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 31st August, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle and sheep

Sold 62 Clean Cattle, 51 Cast Cows, 2109 Lambs and 723 Ewes

Prime Cattle in high demand with flesh selling to advantage

Bullocks (23) averaged 232p per kg and sold to 244p (+2p on the week)

Heifers (38) averaged 227p per kg and sold to 248p (-3p on the week)

Plainer show forward

51 Cast Cows averaged 140p per kg and sold to 171p (-6p on the week) Top price £1369

More lambs present.  All types dearer

2109 Lambs averaged 220.9p per kg (+18.1p on the week) and sold to £125, top price 260.5p per kg for Beltex Lambs

Bigger show.  All types wanted

723 Ewes averaged £72 and sold to £121 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £91, light ewes sold to £97 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £60

CLEAN CATTLE

Bullocks per head-

(465-555 kgs): Thirlestane £1346.22, Gala Farms £1234.24, £1223.04, Wester Ulston £1222

(556+ kgs): Thirlestane £1436.22, Phantassie £1432.08, Lurdenlaw £1420.72 (2), Thirlestane £1410.10, Upper Nisbet £1400.54

Heifers per head-

(485+ kgs):  Bee Edge £1443.36, £1440, £1439.60, Upper Nisbet £1432.20, Bee Edge £1406.40

Heifers per kilo –

(400–484 kgs): Snawdon 231p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(485 + kgs)- Bee Edge 248p Denholm Meats, Lurdenlaw 246p Cooper Butchers, Corsbie 246p Forsyths of Peebles, Penston 245p Forsyths of Peebles, Corsbie 244p Charles Wilson Ltd

Bullocks per kilo-

(465 – 555 kgs): Thirlestane 243p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 235p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Gala Farms 232p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 227p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Faughhill 227p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

(556+ kgs): Thirlestane 244p S.I Carlisle & Co, Snawdon 240p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Thirlestane 239p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Upper Nisbet 239p Michael Malone of Edinburgh, Thirlestane 239p Shaw Fine Meats, Faughhill 239p Mr G.Champman

Young Bulls: Thrunton £1443.64

Cast Cows per head: Kedzlie £1369.04, Thurnton £1343.92, Kedzlie £1268.56, Corsbie £1190.16, Kedzlie £1164.90, Stenmuir £1156.66

Cast Cows per kilo:  Corsbie and Oakwood 171p, Kedzlie 167p, 165p, 159p, Shaws, Thrunton, Kedzlie 157p

Cast Bulls per head: Middlestead £1367.24, Blinkbonny £1337.92, Stenmuir £1252.14

Cast Bulls per kilo: Middlestead 133p, Stenmuir 123p

LAMBS

More lambs present.  All types dearer 

Lambs per head – Texel: £125 Symington Mains, £123 Mountbenger, £122 The Knock, £121 Symington Mains, Muircleugh, £120 (2) Symington Mains, £118 Hermiston, £117 Philiphaugh, South Common, £116 South Common, £115 The Knock, £113 Cortleferry, £112 Waterside, £111 Haltree, £110 Corsbie, South Common, North Synton, £109 Pikiestane, Threepwood, Suffolk: £121 Butterdean, £117 Haltree, £115 (2), £111 Symington Mains, £110 Blegbie, £108.50 Pogbie (The Bungalow), £107 Haltree, £106.50, £106 Butterdean, Corsbie, £105 Philiphaugh, £103 (2) Waterside, £101 South Dissington, Muircleugh, £100 Ruletownhead, Symington Mains, North Country Cheviot: £119, £103, £98.50 Philiphaugh, Beltex: £111 Threeburnford, £110 Philiphaugh, £107 Heriotsfield, Oxton, £106 Faughhill, £105 Craiglea, £102 Waterside, £101 Craiglea, Huntington, Threeburnford, £99 Huntington, Threeburnford, £98 Waterside, £97 Craiglea, Huntington, £95.50 Threeburnford (2), £95 Huntington, Charollais: £104 Pogbie (The Bungalow), £101 Waterside, Cheviot Mule: £95 Blegbie, £94 Gospelhall, Hampshire: £96.50, £94 Fairlaw

Lambs per kilo – Texel: 260.5p Waterside, 246.5p Symington Mains, 240.7p Threepwood, 240p Symington Mains, 238.7p Haltree, 235.6p South Common, Threepwood, 235.3p Symington Mains, 234.4p Butterdean, 234p South Common, 232.7p Symington Mains, 232.6p Waterside, 231.6p South Common, 231.1p Woodhouse, 231p South Common, 230.9p Huntington, 230.5p Brothershiels, 230.4p Butterdean, 230.1p, 230p Symington Mains, Beltex: 259.3p Craiglea, 258.5p Faughhill, 252.5p Craiglea, Threeburnford, 251.3p Waterside, 250p Huntington, 248.8p Heriotsfield, 246.7p Threeburnford, 237.2p Waterside, 233.3p Huntington, 232.9p Huntington, Threeburnford (2), 231p Huntington, Suffolk: 235.6p Butterdean, 230p Symington Mains, 229.4p, 227.7p Haltree, 225p Symington Mains, 224.5p Blegbie, 224.2p Butterdean, 223.5p Brothershiels, 222.2p Symington Mains, 221.5p Waterside, 221.2p Trabroun, 220.2p Greenhead, S, 220p Whitehill, Charollais: 224.4p Waterside, 224.1p Fairlaw, 222.2p Ladyflat

EWES

Bigger show.  All types wanted

Texel: £121 DJ Texels, £115 Leaston (2), £111 Huntington (2), £107 Muircleugh, Lylestane, £97 Lylestane, £95 Blackburn, DJ Texels, £93 Leaston, Brundeanlaw Stables, £91 Hartshaugh Mill Cottage, Woodhouse, Suffolk: £117 Outerston, £113 Dere Street Farming, £109 Chesters Brae, £105 Huntington, £93 Brothershiels, £90 Colmslie, £87 Cortleferry, Dere Street Farming, Middlestead, North Country Cheviot: £97 North Synton, £91 Jethart (Larkhall), £87, £83, £77 North Synton, £75 Broomiebank,  Meatlinc: £89 Houdshall Cottage, Cheviot Mule: £87 Blegbie, Greyfaced: £82 Crosslaw, £79 Broomilees, £79 Outerston, £77 Crailinghall, Woodhouse, Fairlaw, £75 Colmslie, Middlestead, Huntington, Broomielees, Lleyn: £81 Outerston, Blackface: £67 Middlestead, £57 Stoneypath